The Funny Things You Do {34 Months}

July 8, 2014


Dear Lucas

It has been far too long since I have written one of these! You may have noticed that Mummy has been very busy with our two new additions. In some ways times goes so fast but now you are older your changes are more subtle. It is only as I look back over the last months I can see how much more you are doing and gosh you are growing…you suddenly seem to have shot up. It was a nearly a year ago we moved you into your big bed and you looked so tiny curled up in it, now you stretch your toes so far down it won’t be long until you will fill the bed. Now and then I catch a glimpse of you, usually when you’re sleeping and you are just my baby again, we’ve come so far!

So much has changed this year and I think on the whole you have been amazing. You clearly love your brothers and now they are more active you are so desperate to play with them, it won’t be long until the rough and tumble starts! Their faces light up when they see you and you never fail to make them giggle. You accepted them both right from the start, as if you quite expected them to be here as part of our family and although it has been far from plain sailing I couldn’t be prouder of the big brother you are.

I love have much you are talking now, there is a constant chatter about whatever we do now, you come out with some funny things which make me laugh out loud. It’s amazing that you can now tell us how you see the world, the things you notice that we don’t and the sayings you pick up on. We are constantly asked ‘What’s that?’ to something you hear or can see. After all that worry you are starting to catch up and I’m sure by the time you start pre-school we won’t be able to shut you up.

In a few short months you will be starting pre-school and I am starting to see how ready you will be for it. You are so inquisitive, so full of questions and always wanting to do new things; I know you will enjoy it and I think you will be straight in there without a backwards glance at Mummy. I will miss you being at home terribly but I felt much better after I visited your school and I could see how much fun you are going to have. I have no idea how those teachers are going to get you to sit still, good luck to them!

Some weeks with you seem so perfect, you are happy and loving, always so full of fun and mischief; you have the wildest imagination and will play so many games with your imaginary friends or include Mummy and Daddy in the hunt for scary monsters. Then we have times when it seems like constant battles, I hate it when I lose my temper with you and some days that happens far too often. Some things aren’t easy for you, we are in the house more often than we used to be and you don’t often get my full attention. You can get so angry and upset, you can be naughty and act out on purpose and I can see your frustration. I think we’ve muddled through as best we can and this summer I plan to make up for it with lots of fun as a family. That doesn’t mean you’ll get your own way anymore than usual; some days I wonder if you will ever realise that a tantrum doesn’t get you what you want!

You still have so many funny ways, my little creature of habit. Of course there is still a great love of hats, glasses, animals, cuddly toys, books and most of these things end up in your bed every night. Honestly you sleep next to a mountain of random objects, everything is shoved to the side as you cuddle Cat and Dog to get to sleep. At heart you are the most sociable, outgoing little guy; we recently spent a day at Great Nana’s and I loved how much you were in your element. Just pottering around, happily chattering to everyone and always happy to go to anyone, you can be so relaxed around family.

Next month you will be turning three, what an incredible three years! I don’t think I ever could have imagined how much fun it would be to have a little boy, even on the worse days you make me smile. When you are in bed I think of what we’ve done that day; I might tell Daddy a funny story or look through the photos I’ve taken, more often than not it isn’t very exciting but it is precious. There is nothing like seeing you grow up into a fully fledged little boy, to know you are mine is the best feeling in the world.

34 Months


All My Love




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  • Tina

    Aw this is so sweet and yay that he’s going to be 3! I feel like I lose my temper with my 3 year old too often some days but I think maybe it’s good that they see we are only human with emotions just like theirs. I try my hardest not to lose my temper obviously but hope that it’s a learning experience for all of us when I do.

    July 8, 2014 at 1:35 pm Reply
  • The Reading Residence

    That photo is just so gorgeous, Hayley! It is harder to spot the changes the older they get, but yes, if you stand back and reflect for a moment, they’re always there. It sounds like he’s ready for preschool and will have a brilliant time. Lovely post x

    July 8, 2014 at 7:35 pm Reply
  • Katie @mummydaddyme

    What a gorgeous post and I love that photo of Lucas- so sweet. He sounds like a fantastic big brother and has adjusted so well to life with two little people about. x

    July 8, 2014 at 8:32 pm Reply
  • Donna

    I didn’t realise our eldests were so close in age. He sounds just like my LP, just a boy version. Chatting constantly and lovely to be around. That photo is beautiful x

    July 8, 2014 at 10:00 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Oh neither did I! I don’t know why I have always though LP was much older, she always looks so happy too xx

      July 8, 2014 at 10:20 pm Reply
  • Tarana

    My son is about the same age, and it was lovely reading this letter. Our children have their own quirks and that makes them special. #sharewithme

    July 9, 2014 at 2:01 pm Reply
  • Seychellesmama

    Oh Hayley this is beautiful, what a lovely message to your special little man. He truly sounds so wonderful and a HUGE character I can only imagine how much of a change it was for him going from himself to big brother of two at once and it sounds like he does so well. In no time at all, like you said, they will all be playing together which will be the most gorgeous thing ever!
    I totally relate to that post bed time reflection, it seems I do it more if it’s been a bad day, and if it has been a bad one I always feel so guilty!!!! Xx

    July 9, 2014 at 3:59 pm Reply
  • Maria

    What a beautiful letter to your son. He sounds like so much fun and a wonderful big brother to his siblings. I can totally relate to time passing by and seeing your children grow up in a blink of an eye. I have a 6 month old daughter, and I can’t believe how far she’s come from her days as a newborn. Upon reading your post, it’s confirmed that their growth nor the time that passes never slows down, but rather speeds on through.

    Thanks for sharing!

    July 9, 2014 at 5:02 pm Reply
  • Notmyyearoff

    He sounds like such a lovely little boy who lights up any place he goes. I think he will love preschool from the sounds of it and really sounds ready. The 3s are so much fun…a bit challenging too but so funny, mostly! I love that photo and how dog is getting a very squishy hug there 😀

    July 9, 2014 at 9:13 pm Reply
  • Jenny

    He is so adorable and what a gorgeous letter to him. These are beautiful and like you said as they grow their changes are more subtle but they are there and its great to document them like this. I wrote letters to mine before they were born and on their birthdays but this is just a more beautiful way to capture the mini amazing moments too! Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

    July 10, 2014 at 6:02 am Reply
  • ghostwritermummy

    Oh what a beautiful boy. I need to write letters like this to all of mine, I seem to just be blogging about the pregnancy and nothing much else. Lovely. x x x

    July 11, 2014 at 8:16 am Reply
  • Caroline Hooper (My Family Ties)

    What a lovely post. A beautiful boy you have to treasure, it goes so fast that’s for sure so savour every minute. #sharewithme

    July 11, 2014 at 7:13 pm Reply
  • Bex @ The Mummy Adventure

    I can’t believe our big boys are nearly 3! It seems crazy. Dylan is a complete chatterbox too and he is so desperate to start preschool in September.

    July 20, 2014 at 11:26 pm Reply
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